Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scrapbooking

Some of you may know that I am an avid scrapbooker. It's a little crazy sometimes...but I try to catch important moments on camera and then put those into books. Part of it is just for the fun of being able to look back through pictures, but I also like to think that I am keeping a journal of God's faithfulness to us in good times and bad times. All of my children have a 0-12 month album in which I have written a Bible verse on each page in hopes that those will encourage, challenge, and strengthen them in days to come. After that they have a birthday album where I have pictures of their birthdays, along with stats from that year. Other than that I do family albums where I keep track of all of the other pictures.

Right now I am trying to figure out the best way to record our adoption journey. I can do some pictures, but should I just do one adoption album? I could play with some digital scrapbooks so I could assemble the book once and have one printed for each child. I'm just looking for ideas. Would a "first year with us" album be appropriate? I know that the kids will have some type of scrapbook that the foster families keep for them. Maybe I'll figure out how to integrate those into scrapbooks.

Thank you all for your feedback from my last post :-)

2 comments:

Amy Mantooth said...

I like the idea of each of them having an album including their adoption journey (and possibly photos and memories from as far back as possible). This album could also include the first several months as a part of your family. Then, maybe they could each have a birthday album like your other kids, but also add in "Gotcha Day" pics along with the birthday pics.

Tiff said...

I have no good ideas, but I like Amy's. I like the "Gotcha Day" idea...